Shadow Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Shadow

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Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
~By Plutarch ~


What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
~By Pedro Calderon de la Barca ~


Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.
~By Junichiro Tanizaki ~


Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter mush. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order.
~By Robert Jackson ~


Shadows cannot see themselves in the mirror of the sun.
~By Evita Peron ~


A human being is only breath and shadow.
~By Sophocles ~


Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.
~By Elizabeth Janeway ~


One is forever throwing away substance for shadows.
~By Jennie Churchill ~


The dark shadow we seem to see in the distance is not really a mountain ahead, but the shadow of the mountain behind - a shadow from the past thrown forward into our future. It is a dark sludge of historical sectarianism. We can leave it behind us if we wish.
~By David Trimble ~


I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.
~By Grandma Moses ~


Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
~By O. Henry ~


The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion.
~By Elizabeth Cady Stanton ~


Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.
~By Charles Maurice de Talleyrand ~


Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real.
~By Amy Grant ~


Below us the Thames grew lighter, and all around below were the shadows - the dark shadows of buildings and bridges that formed the base of this dreadful masterpiece.
~By Ernie Pyle ~


Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
~By Buddha ~


Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
~By DeWitt Clinton ~


They say that shadows of deceased ghosts Do haunt the houses and the graves about, Of such whose life's lamp went untimely out, Delighting still in their forsaken hosts.
~By Joshua Sylvester ~


I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.
~By Sophocles ~


All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato; alas good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant.
~By Jane Grey ~


An easily accessible and transparent database of contract information will bring sunshine into the confusing and sometimes shadowy practice of government contracting.
~By Tom Coburn ~


All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
~By Buddha ~


Well, I was lucky in that my being an actress totally overshadowed my having some kind of a... legacy at Yale, so that was kind of great.
~By Jordana Brewster ~


The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
~By William Shakespeare ~


My paranoia never ends, but I haven't been paranoid about being spied on my shadowy forces for some time now.
~By Jon Ronson ~


The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
~By Lao Tzu ~


We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
~By Matt Blunt ~


There's something about shadows because you make your own mind up about what's lurking in them.
~By Richard O'Brien ~


I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow.
~By Sophocles ~


We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
~By Buddha ~


The way of a man's heart will be foreshadowed by what goodness lies in him - coming from above, and from around; but a way foreshadowed is not a way made.
~By Donald G. Mitchell ~


A lover may be a shadowy creature, but husbands are made of flesh and blood.
~By Amy Levy ~


Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
~By Aesop ~


Hell, covering all with its gloomy vapors, has cast shadows on even the holiest eyes.
~By Jean Racine ~


Earlier lives drift by on silver soles, and the shadows of the damned descend into these sighing waters.
~By Georg Trakl ~


Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows.
~By Georges Duhamel ~


We are involved in youth testing internationally. We want to try to prove without a shadow of a doubt the relationship between physical fitness and health, not just physical fitness and ability to perform.
~By Kenneth H. Cooper ~


The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.
~By Gaston Bachelard ~


We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides.
~By Junichiro Tanizaki ~


Well actually, some weeks they'll write that I'm jealous of living in her shadow. Then other weeks, they'll write that all I want to do is loaf around on her money! It's ridiculous!
~By Ryan Phillippe ~


The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


I'm always shy in front of an audience, so I'm always at the back, in the shadows, just doing it. I don't like the front, the adulation.
~By Bill Wyman ~


Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.
~By David Hockney ~


Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun.
~By Jean Genet ~


For me it's even more interesting, because my character comes out of the shadow. It's a chance to really act emotionally, because the situation is an extreme one.
~By Ian McDiarmid ~


Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location. I like the natural elements that abstract into light, texture, shape and shadow.
~By Herb Ritts ~


American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones; they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness, its lights and its shadows.
~By John Philip Sousa ~


If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there.
~By Matthew Fox ~


Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
~By William Blake ~


When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
~By Thomas Paine ~


Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur again under the shadow of the British law, for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would submit to such an infraction of their privilege, even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it.
~By Joseph Howe ~


There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
~By Conrad Hall ~


Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


Under the ominous shadow which the second World War and its attendant circumstances have cast on the world, peace has become as essential to civilized existence as the air we breathe is to life itself.
~By Cordell Hull ~


Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.
~By Thomas Browne ~


Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
~By C. Wright Mills ~


The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


Time is but the shadow of the world upon the background of Eternity.
~By Jerome K. Jerome ~


Because it appears to me a hazardous thing to exchange my soul for my shadow.
~By Adelbert von Chamisso ~


No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes.
~By Greil Marcus ~


It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them.
~By H. P. Blavatsky ~


Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


Nations, like plants and human beings, grow. And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed.
~By Claude McKay ~


Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


You don't get to cut that chain of evidence and start over. You're always going to be pursued by your data shadow, which is forming from thousands and thousands of little leaks and tributaries of information.
~By Bruce Sterling ~


Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name.
~By Lucan ~


There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
~By Charles Dickens ~


I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light.
~By Martha Beck ~


There is no question but that the laws and principles which Solon laid down both foreshadowed and prepared the way for all republics of later ages, including our own.
~By Robert Welch ~


My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties.
~By Gary Busey ~


The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
~By James Shirley ~


You can disguise any set with lights and shadows.
~By Allan Dwan ~


It was a rich and gorgeous sunset - an American sunset; and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below.
~By Francis Parkman ~


Getting out from under the shadow of Henry Fonda was difficult.
~By Peter Fonda ~


I have stood on the front lines of the health care system as a doctor, patient and concerned parent. Those experiences have served as my guideposts throughout the struggle to reform America's health care system. And it's those same experiences that tell me that fear and election hysteria should not overshadow the reality of reform.
~By Jim McDermott ~


To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
~By Ursula K. Le Guin ~


Time flies over us, but leaves it shadow behind.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.
~By Hermann Minkowski ~


Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance?
~By Frank Moore Colby ~


Go, forget me - why should sorrow, O'er that brow a shadow fling? Go, forget me - and tomorrow, brightly smile and sweetly sing. Smile - though I shall not be near thee; Sing - though I shall never hear thee.
~By Charles Wolfe ~


You can make yourself feel better about yourself if you project your shadow side, if you project your own potential for evil onto someone else. By annihilating them and, therefore, your shadow, you bring yourself into some state of purity or reformation.
~By Jennifer Beals ~


So that godly sorrow may be discerned by this train of graces wherewith it is accompanied, that worldly sorrow wants, at least in the truth of them, though it may have some shadows of them.
~By Thomas Hooker ~


Ronald Reagan used to alarm other constituencies by speaking freely about the End Times foreshadowed in the Bible.
~By Christopher Hitchens ~


But on this show, it's a good question because in the 35 shows that we've done now, I've really made a consistent effort to really shadow the directors because in many ways they have to be more prepared than feature directors.
~By Anthony Michael Hall ~


I have been sitting watching that ever since I came back, the continuous variations of light and shadow.
~By Laurie Lee ~


Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
~By Jean de La Fontaine ~


Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.
~By William Cowper ~


The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
~By Ralph Ellison ~


In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


Men are the dreams of a shadow.
~By Pindar ~


How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy - I want to talk about the movie in a second - but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really is a legend in his own time?
~By Tavis Smiley ~


Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
~By Walt Whitman ~


I wear my shadows where they're harder to see, but they follow me everywhere. I guess that should tell me I'm travelling toward light.
~By Bruce Cockburn ~


My early influences were the Shadows, who were an English instrumental band. They basically got me into playing and later on I got into blues and jazz players. I liked Clapton when he was with John Mayall. I really liked that period.
~By Tony Iommi ~

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